Category Archives: Community Connection

Gardening 101 Class Features Master Gardener and Free Seeds!

Join us at Schmaling Library on Wednesday, March 28th, from 2-4pm, for GARDENING 101!
Whiteside County Master-Gardener, Judy Holesinger, will be here to give basic instruction on gardening and answer your questions. She will demonstrate how to start your garden from seeds indoors.
Check out our new Seed Library while you’re here!
Also, attendants will be able to select seeds – for free – to begin your 2018 garden experience!

Christmas Giving-Trees

decorative image of a christmas tree with ornaments on it
As the Holidays approach, the Schmaling Memorial (Fulton) Public Library is asking you to give the gift of reading to the community. There are three Holiday Giving Trees in the Library –one is located at the 5th Street entrance, one in the Children’s Room, and one on the main floor. On each tree, you will find a variety of hand-crafted ornaments, each featuring a reproduction of a different book or audiobook cover. The Library is asking its generous patrons to choose books to sponsor. Your sponsorship will help the Library to purchase the books on the trees.
When you sponsor a book, Library staff will affix a book plate inside the book to let everyone know that it was your generosity which made the purchase of the book possible AND, best of all, you will receive the book first once it arrives at the library! Many of the books have not yet been published and each of the ornaments for those titles also have the title’s release date on it (you may have to be patient for some of those). If there is no date listed on the ornament, then the book has already been published but the Library has not yet purchased it.


photo of an ornament on a Christmas tree

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